Most Valuable Rookie Card of Every NBA 75th Anniversary Team Member
The NBA 75th Anniversary Team has been announced. On it are 76 of the greatest names to ever step on the basketball court. Any such list is always open to debate, which is part of the fun.
You know what else is fun? Taking a look at the NBA 75th Anniversary Team’s most valuable Rookie Cards. For a large chunk, they have only one RC to begin with. For modern players, there are some true rarities. At any rate, this list represents a lot of iconic cardboard.
Some can run tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. For some, it’s less than $10. Like the players on the list, their Rookie Cards represent several eras in the hobby.
Take a trip through basketball card history in the gallery and breakdown below. In addition to each player’s top RC, there are also links to their complete card checklists as archived in the Beckett database.
Most Valuable Rookie Card for Every NBA 75th Anniversary Team Member
The following list features the most valuable Rookie Card for the entire NBA 75th Anniversary Team. For players with more than one RC, the one with the highest value according to the Beckett Price Guide is shown.
2013-14 Panini National Treasures #130 Auto Patch /99
2003-04 Exquisite Collection #76 Auto Patch /99
1980-81 Topps #34 with #174 Julius Erving, #139 Magic Johnson
1996-97 Topps Chrome #138
2009-10 Playoff National Treasures #206 Auto Patch /99
2012-13 Panini National Treasures #151 Auto Patch /199
2007-08 Exquisite Collection #94 Auto Patch /99
2019-10 Playoff National Treasures #203 Auto Patch /99
2003-04 Exquisite Collection #78 Auto Patch /99
1980-81 Topps #139 with #34 Larry Bird, #174 Julius Erving
2012-13 Panini National Treasures #114 Auto Patch /199
2005-06 Exquisite Collection #46 Auto Patch /99
1990-91 Fleer Update #U92
2003-04 Exquisite Collection #74 Auto Patch /99
2008-09 Exquisite Collection #93 Auto Patch /225
How many of the NBA 75th Anniversary Team do you have Rookie Cards of? Any at or near the top of your wish lists?